Monday, 1 December 2008

Report delivered on Baby P death (ITV News)

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Inspectors have handed ministers their report into the council criticised over Baby P's death.
Social workers at Haringey Council in north London are under pressure after the little boy was killed while on the child protection register.
Children's Secretary Ed Balls ordered an urgent review of the local authority's child welfare services at the end of the trial of those responsible last month.
Mr Balls and Children's Minister Beverley Hughes will make a statement responding to the report at 2pm, the Department for Children, Schools and Families said.
Mr Balls asked the inspectors to provide him with a first report on their findings by the beginning of December.
He has pledged to publish the document, although he will consider its contents before deciding whether to do so now or at a later date.
Mr Balls may ask the inspectors - from Ofsted, the Commission for Healthcare Audit and Inspection and the Chief Inspector of Constabulary - to investigate particular issues at Haringey in more detail.
Sharon Shoesmith, the council head of children's services, has faced public anger over her department's handling of the Baby P case.
While refusing to criticise any individual professionals involved in the tragedy, Mr Balls has emphasised the need for "accountability" where there are failures.
He said an independent serious case review had raised "serious concerns" about the wider management of child protection services in Haringey.
Baby P was 17 months old when he died in a blood-splattered cot in August last year.
He had suffered more than 50 injuries at the hands of his mother, 27, her boyfriend, 32, and their lodger, Jason Owen, 36, despite 60 contacts with the authorities over eight months.

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